December 10 Special Session of the Annual Conference to take place in Birmingham
Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett announces that the called special session of the North Alabama Annual Conference on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, will be in Birmingham in the East Hall Ballrooms of the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC).
The session will take place from 10 a.m. until noon. The business before this special session is to process current requests from congregations for disaffiliation under ¶2553 of the United Methodist Book of Discipline. The morning will include a time of worship and business where the Conference will approve disaffiliations and bless those who are departing. Following a break, the second portion of the morning will be a time of sharing about the future disciple-making ministry of the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church.
The voting membership of the called Special Session will consist of the clergy members as defined in ¶32 of the Book of Discipline and the lay members of the June 2022 Annual Conference (lay member or alternate, whoever was last seated in the June annual conference) in accordance with Book of Discipline ¶602.5.
The business of a special session of the Annual Conference is limited to what is stated in the call. More information will be posted at www.umcna.org/
Below is the call Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett issued on June 18, 2022: